Something’s FIRST in your life. What is it? My “FIRST” has changed over the years:
I remember my “first-FIRST” was horses. Riding horses – I loved it! At a young age, I can remember riding Shetland ponies through the tall grass, weaving in and out of imaginary traps and battlegrounds. I loved the wind blowing in my face and the feel of a fast steed under me, from Shetlands to Appaloosas to Quarter Horses.
My “second-FIRST” was basketball. As a teen, basketball was indeed my true love. After all my chores and homework were done, I remember playing basketball daily in the children’s home gym – pretending to make the winning shot over and over again.
My “third-FIRST” was school. I poured myself into my studies. I took classes just to take them because I found them interesting. Reading and learning have always been a joy.
My “fourth-FIRST” was family. Oh how I love my extended and immediate Sikes’ family! Years ago, Patti became my best friend, and over the last 40 years of marriage, God has blessed us with 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Somewhere along the line, however, and I can’t tell you when or where – I fell in love with Jesus and my “FINAL FIRST!” "But seek FIRST His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (M 6:33).”
Today is the FIRST SUNDAY of 2014. Let me encourage you to seek FIRST HIS KINGDOM and join us in committing to reading through the Bible this year, and even more importantly, becoming what we read; an obedient people in love with the LORD! Something’s FIRST in your life. What is it?
God is good. Mr. Steve